These two forms of surgery have for the longest time been confused: cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. While to some they are self-explanatory and they couldn’t be more different, others just can’t seem to tell them apart. Matter of fact, a few procedures have been classified as cosmetic while it is clear that they fall under the former category, unfortunately leaving them out of the scope of the ordinary medical cover.
What is Cosmetic Surgery?
As a Cosmetic Consultant in Canada will tell you, cosmetic surgery is concerned with enhancing a patient’s appearance. It concerns itself with improving esthetics and symmetry, and so no cosmetic surgery is meant to alter how a part of your body works. It only makes it more appealing. Cosmetic surgery is not usually necessary – in that it is not a matter of life and death but it does improve one’s self esteem. Procedures include breast augmentation, facial contouring, body contouring, and facial rejuvenation.
Surgeries that are not necessarily vital for a patient to stay in good health are called elective, and they are not usually an emergency. They can be scheduled to be performed at the patient’s convenience unlike non-elective surgeries that are usually an emergency. [Read more…]